21 Awesome Finds on Our Editors' April Wish Lists
Like any dutiful fashion girl, we need little excuse to shop. But the start of a new season gives us a big one, and we're celebrating Spring's arrival with fresh finds — like knee-high gladiator sandals and a cheery lightweight coat. Since we're practical, too, we're gearing up for April showers with an arsenal of cool rain gear and smart accessories for all you festivalgoers out there. Just start scrolling to shop the 21 finds our editors are loving right now.
Spring is the season for going bold, and while too much of my wardrobe may be black and white, I'm finally in the mood for something a little zanier. The bright colors and funky print give this & Other Stories graphic strap dress ($60) a slightly '80s vibe, but it's still fresh enough to rock right now.
— Aemilia Madden, assistant editor
I still can't stop thinking about the hot-pink coat that Kate Middleton wore for her last public appearance before she gives birth. And seeing how I don't have Mulberry coat money, this Kate Spade version ($698) is the perfect consolation prize.
— Kate Schweitzer, contributing editor
April showers may bring May flowers, but wearing long rain boots in the office all day (or having to shove a pair of flats in my bag) can be pretty annoying. This season, I'm springing for a shorter option, like these from Loeffler Randall ($195). They're pretty trendy due to the buckle detail, and since they sort of look like a rubber version of my regular black booties, my shoe choice won't seem strange once the sun finally emerges.
— Samantha Sutton, assistant editor
April isn't exactly known for being the year's sunniest month, but it certainly gives us hope that clear skies and warmer days are on the way. With this Minnie & Emma Palm Beach Chic iPhone Case ($59) at my fingertips, I'll always be reminded of the beach days to come.
After spotting Gigi Hadid in a striped version of Solid and Striped's Bridget bikini, I knew instantly that this was the swimsuit I needed for Summer. And while Gigi's suit is already sold out, the Bridget checked bottom ($90) and Bridget checked top ($90) are an equally adorable duo.
Summer after Summer, I've told myself I'd try a one-piece. But now, it's seriously time. I love the lace appliqué neckline on this Bikini.com Blue Life Capri Halter One-Piece ($154), and I can even picture wearing it underneath a pair of cutoffs after a day at the beach!
The benefit of a great go-with-anything bucket, like this Aritzia Wilfred Free Cindy bag ($350), isn't just having something easy and cool for festival season, but having something sophisticated enough to translate back to your day-to-day once the concert is over, too.
The '90s kid in me had a moderate freak-out when I learned that choker necklaces are on the rise again. While I'm happy to designate the stretchy tattoo style as #TBT only, this Fallon barbed-wire collar necklace ($440) is the perfect way to wear the trend in 2015.
I take birthdays very seriously, so naturally, I'm already planning what to wear on mine despite it still being a month away. This sleeveless floral organza dress from Rebecca Taylor ($750) is right on trend and fun without trying too hard. Sounds like a winner (and I'll accept it as a gift, too).
Now that it's Spring, I'm ready to trade in my regular ol' boyfriend jeans for something that shows a bit more skin: culottes, particularly this navy option from Chelsea28 ($88). It's the perfect pant solution for in-between weather and totally suits my somewhat classic, feminine style.